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Stewardship & Public Policy
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
ACA on Capitol Hill for Paddlers »
ACA Attends Outdoor Alliance Summit - 2018   The ACA recently attended the Outdoor Alliance Summit.The AC...
Thursday, December 6, 2018
TN - Proposed Rules for Commercial Outfitters »
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA), recently posted proposed rules for official public comment regarding comme...
Monday, October 29, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACA Clean Up on Willamette River in Oregon »
Written by Marcel Bieg - ACA Western States Outreach Director and Rafting Instructor Trainer   "Hosted on...
Friday, October 19, 2018
Alaska Roadless Rule - Paddlers »
As part of the Outdoor Alliance, our organizations’ collective membership recreates on landscapes protected under the Road...
Thursday, October 4, 2018
TN Paddlesports Regulatory Issue - ACA comments »
  ACA Requests Member Inclusion on TWRA Rule Making Advisory Board   Recently, the Tennes...
Monday, September 10, 2018
ACA sponsors 1st Annual Illinois Water Trail Conference »
First Annual Illinois Water Trail Conference Monday, October 15th, 2018 Hosted by: ILLINOIS PADDLING COUNCIL...
Friday, August 17, 2018
Stewardship Support for Paddling Clubs »
Since 2002, the ACA has partnered with L.L. Bean to sponsor the Club Fostered Stewardship (CFS) Program. The CFS Program p...
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
ACA sponsors the Environmental Film Of The Year »
In conjunction with partner Rapid Media, the ACA sponsors the Environmental Film of the Year as part of the  Reel Pad...
Monday, June 25, 2018
LL Bean Stewardship Grants with the ACA »
Since 2002, the ACA has partnered with L.L. Bean to sponsor the Club Fostered Stewardship (CFS) Program. The CFS Program p...
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Protect the Boundary Waters »
The ACA has been assisting numerous partner organizations in their efforts to protect the Boundary Waters.  ...
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
ACA Supports New Water Trails in Ohio »
ACA Supports Establishment of Lake Eerie and Cuyahoga River Water Trails In conjunction with our Ohio State Director...
Monday, March 12, 2018
Choose Clean Water in Maryland »
On behalf of paddlers, the ACA signed on to an important letter, alongside partners with the Clean Water Coalition, addres...
Monday, March 5, 2018
The Endangered Apalachicola – A National River Conference »
The ACA is one of the sponsors of the The Endangered Apalachicola – A National River Conference in Tallahassee, FL on...
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Environmental Film of the Year »
In conjunction with partner Rapid Media, the ACA sponsors the Environmental Film of the Year as part of the Reel Paddling...
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
ACA on Capitol Hill »
ACA Policy Chief visits Capitol Hill to present key issues to the offices of congressional representatives in partnership...
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
CFS Grants now available for Clubs! »
Since 2002, the ACA has partnered with L.L. Bean to sponsor the Club Fostered Stewardship (CFS) Program. The CFS Program p...
Friday, February 9, 2018
Pine Creek gauge - Oklahoma - help needed »
ACA supports the Arkansas Canoe Club’s efforts for the Pine Creek Gauge in Oklahoma.   Class III and IV whi...
Friday, February 2, 2018
New Mexico - Public Policy Updates that Affect Paddlers »
Learn more about several key issues that affect the paddling community in New Mexico:   www.americancanoe...
Thursday, August 17, 2017
New ACA Director of Conservation, Stewardship & Public Policy »
J. Michael “Mike” Foreman, a well-known conservationist and natural resources leader in Virginia and throughout the Chesap...
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Hōkūle‘a Homecoming »
The iconic voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa is scheduled to return from the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage, sponsored by Hawaiian Ai...
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Safe Paddle Trails in Puerto Rico »
Establishing safe paddle trails in Puerto Rico with a CFS Grant. The Coalition for the Northeast Ecological Corrid...
Monday, May 15, 2017
Stewardship Grant Winners Announced »
The ACA is proud to partner with L.L.Bean to support local stewardship initiatives across the country.   2017 C...
Friday, May 12, 2017
ACA is Hiring - Public Policy Chief »
The ACA is looking for a motivated, self starter who wants to make a positive difference for paddlers at the local, state...
Monday, May 1, 2017
Protect Our Public Lands »
As a founding member of the Outdoor Alliance, the ACA supports the protection of our public lands.  ...
Friday, April 21, 2017
L.L.Bean CFS Grant Application deadline - this Sunday »
The online submission deadline for the 2017 L.L.Bean Club Fostered Stewardship(CFS) grant is this Sunday, April 23rd....
Monday, April 10, 2017
LLBean CFS Grant Applications now available »
The ACA is proud to announce that the 2017 L.L.Bean Club Fostered Stewardship(CFS) grant program is now accepting applicat...
Monday, March 13, 2017
Inland Waterways Conference »
After the NTSB released their recent report on the overcrowding of several of our nation's waterways and the increased int...
Monday, August 29, 2016
2016 CFS Grant Recipients »
As part of the ACA's partnership with L.L.Bean, we've supported 15 local paddling clubs and organizations with their stewa...
Monday, August 15, 2016
ACA in Alaska »
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s Coastal Plain The ACA joins with numerous other organizations to encourage Presiden...
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
ACA joins with 80 organizations to oppose a House bill »
2017 Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations bill The ACA has joined with 80 other organizations...
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Opposition to two Bills »
Along with fellow Outdoor Alliance members, the ACA has strong opposition to two bills scheduled for committee markup ...
Monday, May 16, 2016
ACA supports USGS Streamgages »
In conjunction with the Interstate Council on Water Policy, the ACA supported an initiative on the importance of the Natio...
Monday, May 9, 2016
New Jersey - LWCF letter »
The Land and Water Conservation Fund is one of the most important tools we have to conserve public lands and improve recre...
Wednesday, May 4, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Earth Day Challenge - winner announced »
The winner of the 2016 ACA Earth Day Challenge has just been announced. Read more about this inspiring, nationwide e...
Tuesday, April 5, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Voyage of the Hōkūle‘a »
"Currently, our compass – and indeed the world's – points toward an unsustainable future. However, as on a canoe, our abil...

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